Belleville has an ambitious program for building a cycling network in the city over the next 20 years, and 2018 is a major year.
Manager of Engineering Ray Ford says there is a “very aggressive schedule throughout the city in 2018.”
First phase of Bridge Street West is underway this year as well as Herchimer Avenue south of Dundas Street.
Some are lanes and some are shared roadways.
Ford says there are also off-road routes.
The estimated cost of the Bridge Street West cycling project is $750,000 and for the Herchimer Station Street area it is $250,000.
The province is providing $400,000 this year under its Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program and the city has put money in its capital budget for the projects.